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The Trump Impeachment and the Question of Precedent, Part II: The Trouble With Alan Dershowitz’s ‘Constitutional Argument’

 Alan Dershowitz and Sen. Mitch McConnell are helping each other set an impeachment precedent in which there would be no room for removing a president for serious abuse of power.

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The Lawfare Podcast Shorts: The Sordid Story of Impeachment

The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump is set to begin on Jan. 21, and the question of what constitutes an impeachable offense is sure to feature in the trial itself and in the broader discussion of the president’s conduct. To answer that question, many commentators, lawmakers and experts may rely on what the Founders said at the time the Impeachment Clause was written into the Constitution. But there’s another way to think about an impeachable offense: by looking at the offenses for which Congress has actually impeached people.

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The Lawfare Podcast: Batya Ungar-Sargon on the Anti-Semitic Violence in New York

Batya Ungar-Sargon is the opinion editor of The Forward, the Jewish newspaper published out of New York City. She has been among the chroniclers, both in print and on Twitter, of the recent spate of attacks against Orthodox communities in New York and New Jersey. She joined Benjamin Wittes by Skype to talk about the origins of these attacks, why it is so hard to respond to them, and why they don't fit in with any of our political preconceptions.

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The National Security Law Podcast: This Podcast Can’t Spell Sesquicenteninial!

It’s episode 150, and to celebrate we have a special guest: The Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Christopher Krebs! That’s right, we’ve got all the cybers this week, and a fun guest to walk us all through it. That, plus a smattering of sign-stealing frivolity and Rush appreciation! We’ll be back next week with our usual takes on the news…

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Livestream: Senators Sworn in for Senate Impeachment Trial

On Jan.16 at 1:00 p.m., all 100 senators will be sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts in the first steps of the Trump impeachment trial. President Trump has been charged by the House of Representatives with abuse of power and obstruction of justice. The livestream of the Senate floor provided by PBS NewsHour is available here and below.

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